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Most computer users take RAM for granted and do not go beyond the label in order to
understand what it really means. The advent of programs such as DriverAssist has also
meant that there is some level of detachment between the user and the computer system
that they are working with.
The only time when users take an interest in the technicalities of the system is when it
breaks down and they are forced to independently find a solution. Worse still is the over
reliance on websites that purport to boost speed when in reality they are merely conduits
for various forms of malware.
Misconceptions abound, the most painful being the one that deleting files on the
computer will always make it work faster. Indeed, there are some files which are so
essential to the functioning of the system that when they are deleted, it completely
Before you buy new accessories and additions; it is worth reading this article so that you
can develop an understanding of what really works when it comes to upping your RAM
and making it work for you in the most efficient manner possible.
Simple steps to support the use of RAM
Remember that it is generally considered to be easier and cheaper to upgrade the RAM
than to completely change the computer system or the hard drive for that matter. Hence,
the need to look for the most straightforward and logical solution to the problems that
you will inevitably face as a computer user.
Critical to this is the ability to review all the products that are on the market with a view
to grading them according to their ability to meet your specific needs and requirements.
Windows has sometimes been accused of having low memory thresholds but if you
upgrade often and correctly; there is no reason why you should not have full use.
For example you could choose Small Outline Dual Inline Memory modules which are
much smaller alternatives for the full-on DIMMs.
These will help you deal with limited disk space as having the additional advantage of
being relatively easy to scan and detect when doing maintenance work.
Laptop users have certainly found them to be very convenient. For those of a strong
disposition and an understanding of the system; there is an upgrade in the form of the
DDR2 SODIMMs which has 200 pins just like the Double Rate offers.
Finally, you need to ensure that there is a match between your software and hardware.
Simple things such as finding drivers for newly attached peripherals is of the essence.
Remember the fact that the RAM is only as good as the load that you have on the system.
If you are continuously working with a wide-ranging variety of “hungry” applications then
your RAM is bound to squeak under the pressure regardless of how good a product you
purchased in the first place. Above all do not forget to make use of DriverAssist as a
monitoring and evaluation tool even as you work with the computer system.